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Newswest 9 | Midland, Texas | newswest9.com

West Texas VA hosts baby shower for women Veterans

The West Texas VA Health Care System will shower 18 women Veterans and their families with new baby essentials Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the VA Permian Basin Community Based Outpatient Clinic, as part of the first ever Nationwide Baby Shower for Veterans.
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ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The West Texas VA Health Care System will shower 18 women Veterans and their families with new baby essentials Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the VA Permian Basin Community Based Outpatient Clinic, as part of the first ever Nationwide Baby Shower for Veterans.

More than 2,400 new Veteran parents and new Veteran parents-to-be will be recognized at these events across the country.

"West Texas VA offers comprehensive primary care, prenatal and preconception care, infertility services, maternity care services and the first 7 days of newborn care," said Cynthia Schaffner, women Veterans program manager. Many women Veterans are unaware of these VA services – we need them to know that this is not their grandfathers' VA!"

Women make up approximately 10% of the Veteran population in the United States, and nearly half of our nation's 2 million women Veterans are of reproductive age.

To learn more about services available to women Veterans visit www.WomensHealth.va.gov/ or contact Cynthia Schaffner at 432.263.7361, extension 7175.